The University aims to create an inclusive, supportive workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, where people are treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin or national origin. It is committed to tackling unlawful discrimination and harassment on these grounds in line with the Equality Act 2010.
NTU has a thriving staff network, called the Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Staff Network. This was set up by a small group of committed NTU colleagues who are passionate about raising the profile of issues of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage at NTU and in our wider community. REACH aims to advocate for issues relating to race, ethnicity and cultural heritage at NTU, providing a collective and influential voice for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff members, and supporting the university and wider community in furthering the equality agenda.
NTU has clear policies and procedures relating to equality issues. Discrimination, harassment and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated.
Where members of the NTU community feel they have experienced such behaviours they are encouraged to raise this with their line manager or HR in the first instance, or for students, with their personal tutor.
Should staff or students require independent guidance about their options, they may contact the confidential Dignity and Respect Contacts service.